Group 5: Gold!

 Gold!

All the textiles (qasab) in this section have tapestry decoration in silk and gold and represent expensive, luxury fabrics. Gold could only be obtained through the government monopoly, so these beautiful textiles must have been made for the royal household or the aristocracy. Most do not bear the name of the ruler or date. The inscriptions are barely legible and are meant simply to convey good wishes on the owner.

 


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OntarioOCAF: Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund

Authored by: Noman Siddiqui